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The Cake Bar

| Makeni Mall, Lusaka 10101, Zambia
+260 96 1123456
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“cake” (25 reviews)
“steak” (5 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
Cafe, International, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
| Makeni Mall, Lusaka 10101, Zambia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The place is poorly advertised and difficult to locate,the food is awesome but they take forever to serve.Wouldn't recommend anyone wanting to have a meal during Lunch Break unless you're a C.E.O of some Company who will never get questioned for being late.The male employees...More

Thank charles501
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to get coffee as the cold weather sets in. The cakes would taste better if they used whipped cream, not cake icing with margarine. I think the cakes and wraps from the Makeni mall outlet are better. The cheesecake is usually good. The...More

Thank sarah9S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stay in the UAE and wanted to surprise my dad (who works in Lusaka) with a cake for his birthday. I heard good reviews about the Cake Bar and decided to place an order. I wanted a specific theme and placed the order on...More

Thank Shilpa B
TheCakeBarZambia, Owner at The Cake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Shilpa, Thank you for your wonderful review. Glad to know you were happy with the service and your dad enjoyed the cake. We aim to make sure the cake ordering process for clients from outside the country is as simple and seamless as possible,...More

Reviewed November 27, 2017

I moved to Lusaka a month ago, but just within 3 weeks of being in Zambia I had an accident that left me with a broken jaw (on the mend!) and an emergency flight back to my hometown of Rio de Janeiro for treatment close...More

1  Thank luqueiroz1902
TheCakeBarZambia, Owner at The Cake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2017

Hello luqueiroz1902, We are truly humbled at how a small gesture from our side made such a huge impression on you. Glad to know you were happy with our service and that your team enjoyed our cupcakes! Get well soon, and pop in for that...More

Reviewed November 25, 2017

Since my previous visits I have become a regular at The Cake Bar. Although I planned to try the Chicken Mayo Sandwich at Makeni Mall someday (previous post) - after seeing it I decided against it as it didn't seem my kind of thing. Instead...More

1  Thank nb2482
TheCakeBarZambia, Owner at The Cake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2017

Hi nb2482, Welcome back! Thank you so much once again for that detailed and honest feedback. It really helps us in knowing what to continue doing right, and what else to do to better our product and service offerings! A little heads up. We are...More

Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

I recently visited The Cake Bar whilst on business in Lusaka. The food was absolutely divine! The Nachos in particular were amazing! We had a range of items from the menu - steaks to salads and burgers and all of them were nothing short of...More

1  Thank Samihapatel
TheCakeBarZambia, Owner at The Cake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2017

Hello Samiha Thank you for your much valued feedback. We're absolutely delighted to know that we left such an indelible mark on you. We look forward to serving you again when you're back :)

Reviewed October 18, 2017

I had always thought the Makeni Mall Cake Bar was more of a coffee and cake place but after their recent revamp I decided to pay them a visit. The décor looks good and matches their other stores though I must admit I miss their...More

1  Thank nb2482
TheCakeBarZambia, Owner at The Cake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2017

Hello nb, Thank you for that detailed review. We're extremely pleased to know you had an overall great experience at our Makeni Mall branch. We look forward to you reviewing our other branches. We are confident you'll have just as much good things to say...More

Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Third time making an order from a thousand miles away. Their customer service is exceptional. If you’re far away from home and feel like making a loved ones day, these are your guys. Thank you,Mohammed, for being patient all three times and delivering just what...More

1  Thank annemaries635
TheCakeBarZambia, Owner at The Cake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2017

Hello Anne Marie, Thank you for the wonderful review. It was pleasure sending a smile on your behalf from across the ocean, not once, but thrice. Your loved one was evidently delighted. We will be more than happy to continue dishing out smiles for you...More

Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

We went to the one at cosmopolitan. Not as cosy as the one in Makeni Mall. To start with they didn't have any cake. We had a traditional English breakfast with substitute ham instead of beacon. Was not great at all. The pan cakes were...More

1  Thank Si A
TheCakeBarZambia, Owner at The Cake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2017

Hello Si A Thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed to hear that you find us merely average! I can assure you we are more than that. The reason we don't have cake at our Cosmo branch for now is that there is nagging...More

Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

I have been there for over five times and the natural juice they make is the best especially my favorite carrot and orange juice, keep it up!

1  Thank Joel M
TheCakeBarZambia, Owner at The Cake Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2017

Hello Joel M, We're happy to hear about our natural juices hitting the right spot! We shall keep it up indeed. Looking forward to serving you again.

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Muhammed A
October 9, 2016|
Response from Chrys T | Reviewed this property |
Hi Muhammad. I'm pretty sure I saw a sign at the entrance of the bistro saying it's halal. I personally know the proprietor, and he's a very devout Muslim. He once even excused himself in the middle of a business meeting... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $12
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Makeni Mall, Lusaka 10101, Zambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Zambia  >  Lusaka Province  >  Lusaka
  • Phone Number: +260 96 1123456
  • E-mail
At The Cake Bar, we take pride in calling ourselves Lusaka's Premier Café and Coffee Destination. Located at Makeni Mall and Woodlands Mall, we provide an all day café experience. From breakfast till dinner and everything in between, our constantly evolving menu made by our experienced chefs will keep you coming back for that ultimate experience. With wifi, newspapers, comfortable couches, friendly service, excellent food and of course fantastic Zambian coffee made by our well trained and knowledgeable baristas, The Cake Bar is your best bet for that catch up with loved ones, wind down after a day's work, or the place to finalise that deal. The Cake Bar - Lusaka's Premier Café and Coffee Destination.
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